Alternatives to Blue Spruce: Top Conifers for Michigan Landscapes
Published on April 30, 2023
Homeowners and landscapers are often searching for alternative conifers to replace blue spruce trees. This resource lists medium to large conifers adapted to Michigan soils and climate, which can fulfill many of the same landscape functions as blue spruce.
The Anatomy of a Soil Test Report
Published on March 9, 2023
A summary of how to understand a soil test report to help you best understand and analyze the results to make effective farm management and soil fertility decisions.
Michigan Christmas Tree Pest Management Guide
Published on March 7, 2023
A comprehensive guide for Christmas tree pest management from insects to diseases to protecting pollinators.
A Field Guide To Soil Sampling
Published on October 13, 2022
Soil sampling is a foundational step to make effective farm management and soil fertility decisions. This step-by-step field guide is a summary of best practices and recommendations for composite soil sampling to help you do just that.
Alternatives to Glyphosate for Weed Control in Christmas Tree Production
Published on July 31, 2022
Due to development of glyphosate-resistant weeds and perceived issues related to the impact of glyphosate on human health, many growers desire alternative approaches to managing weeds.
Biology & Control of Canada Thistle (Cirsium arvense) in Michigan Christmas Tree Production
Published on July 12, 2022
Canada thistle is a major problem in Michigan Christmas tree production. It spreads quickly in a single season. This bulletin will help growers identify Canada thistle and develop management strategies for regulating it in their production systems.
A Mobile Guide for Weed Identification in Nurseries and Landscapes (E2982)
Published on December 10, 2020
This guide is available as a downloadable PDF that can be easily viewed on your mobile device and includes links that allow you to jump to certain pages of the guide.
Pandemic Preparedness Plans and CHAMP Lite Tool
Published on August 26, 2020
Important information and resources for agriculture operations developing pandemic prepardness plans and implementing mitigation strategies that reduce exposure risks to COVID-19.
Non-Timber Forest Products - Ag For Tomorrow Conference
Published on March 12, 2019
This presentation was given at the Michigan State University Ag for Tomorrow conference in Escanaba, MI on March 12th 2019.
Boxwood Blight Disease Identified in Michigan
Published on January 25, 2019
This fact sheet describes plant symptoms of boxwood disease as well as integrated pest management strategies for those who encounter the disease.